So, I have had this truck for something like 4 or 5 years now… if not longer. And the entire time I have had it there has been this massive sticker on the back window totally obstructing my view in the rearview mirror. After all this time I had never attempted to take that sticker off because I thought it would mess up the tent. And sure enough, silly me… the tenting is on the inside.
How silly do I feel, right?
Anyway, now that I realized this after such a long time… this last weekend I took off that massive sticker of a monster-dog and replaced it with something a little more befitting, I think. Oh, and I also got a license plate cover, too.
It has been a really fun project, but all fun things eventually come to an end. Updating the store has been completed. All of the listings on The Store have gotten totally overhauled visually. In the process I also went through and did some updates to the Analytics for the site as well to help boost traffic. And I have to say, I am already seeing a difference.
Here are how some of the photos turned out.
The friend of mine that was very happy to help in this endeavor was my friend from church Mercedes Morgan. She is a professional photographer here in Austin. She does special events, family portraits, weddings, and the like. I definitely recommend checking out some of her stuff. Her skills with the camera are very clean and I am thinking my family will be hitting her up sooner than later for some family photos for the dining room.
I just wanted to post a quick notice, pointing out that the Etsy Store is only 3 followers shy of reaching 2,000. With that, I just wanted to mention to everyone that reads my blog, if you haven’t already… please go check out the store and give it a follow. I think it would be epic if we hit the 2,000 mark this weekend with your help.
In order to become a store follower all you need to do is “favorite” the shop!
A friend, who’s drawings have been shown on my site before, drew up something new. After having collaborated on it together (me mostly just coloring in her sketch), this is what it turned into.
She is really talented.
I think it would be awesome to see her do something more with it. I am trying to challenge her to start experimenting with inking pins. From there, anything could happen.
My friend just recently decided to get his dog walking business off the ground. So, we collaborated on a few things and came up with this artwork for his business branding.
Just added a new 5 pack of pins to the Etsy Store. Be sure to check them out when you have a chance.
For those of you that don’t know me as well, I am a stickler for branding (but in an opposing way). I don’t see myself as a walking billboard here to help companies sell their brand. You aren’t going to find me intentionally waving some billion dollar company logo in the air as some brainwashed unpaid sales associate. Just not something I am interested in doing. Sure, if you look at me you can tell what brand of shoe I am wearing, but it doesn’t have any logos on it. Sure, if you look at my clothing long enough, you might be able to pick out where I got it from, but it doesn’t have any logos on it.
Again, that isn’t something I am interested in.
And with that, when I found this knife maker in Bulgaria I got a little giddy. This old dude makes custom one of a kind folding knives. One, I am already a sucker for wood knives. I just like how they look and how much lighter they are compared to bone knives.
So… when I stumbled across this guy I had to jump on it. Not only are his knives a one of a kind. But the one I got is light weight, wooden, and has no branding what so ever on it. I am really happy with how it turned out.
This dude’s name is Todor. He’s pretty much legit.